JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - Jackson County's newest Assistant District Attorney was sworn in Friday morning. NeShondria "Shon" Ellerby took her oath before Circuit Court Judge Kathy King Jackson.
The additional Assistant DA position was created as a result of a bill sponsored by the Mississippi Prosecutors Association, creating more ADA's across the state.
"Shon was a prosecutor in Virginia for several years before she and her husband moved back to the Mississippi Gulf Coast. She will bring a wealth of experience to the District Attorney's office and I'm fortunate to have such an experienced prosecutor join my staff," said District Attorney Tony Lawrence. "The citizens of this District will be well served with her hard work and professionalism."
Ellerby most recently served as the city prosecutor for the City of Moss Point and sole practitioner at Ellerby Law, LLC.
"I am excited to have the opportunity to continue my career as a prosecutor here in Mississippi, and I am looking forward to joining Tony Lawrence and his staff to serve the community," said Ellerby.
Ellerby received a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Psychology from the University of Virginia in 2000 and a Juris Doctorate from Regent University School of Law (Virginia Beach, VA) in 2007.
Prior to moving to Mississippi, she served as an Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney for the Office of the Norfolk Commonwealth's Attorney.